Originally Posted by whoami
How often should you replace your broom if used daily?
What kind of broom do you use?
I just replaced a broom that was well over 10 years old, a year or so ago. I replaced it because we had a major flood and we used the broom about a million times in the course of nine weeks for all kinds of gunk (water, concrete dust, mortar dust, drywall dust, insulation fibers, dryer vent lint, carpet tack strips debris, all manner of construction mess). We replaced the tile, vinyl, and carpet with floating cork flooring and I didn't want to use the old, icky broom on our pretty new floors. I did use it during the install process, though, because that is just a huge dusty mess. I thought I moved the old one outside, but I haven't seen it lately and we were just working on the garden earlier today...so who knows, it may have been pitched or given away.
I like corn brooms with a wood handle. I got our newest one from Costco. I drill a hole in the handle and hang it from a nail off the ground. It helps the broom live a long, helpful life.
We actually don't use the broom that much with our new flooring. Just around the edges and along the top of the baseboards. Our roomba does such a great job and then I mop with a flat cloth-covered contraption.